Dr. Bayer highlights several issues in regards to Ayn Rand’s defense of abortion including:

  • Rand claims that a child cannot acquire rights until it is born, which means that the fetus has no rights, not even in very late stages of pregnancy.
  • Many conservatives oppose abortion in the name of “personal responsibility,” but this is a sham.
  • Arguably, the law that only recently passed in New York legalizing all abortion after 24 weeks is the bill Rand would have supported.
  • Rand’s views on abortion are not only fundamentally at odds with religious conservatives, but also radically different from what most Democrats and sundry “liberals” offer to this day.

Link: Ayn Rand’s Radical Case for Abortion Rights (New Ideal)

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